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Dr. David Landers Honored at the American Heart Association's 20th Annual Affair of the Heart Ball

June 21, 2017 09:20 AM

DavidLandersHoneredAmHeartAssocDavid Landers, M.D., vice chair, Heart & Vascular Hospital at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center, has been named Physician of the Year by the American Heart Association at its Annual Affair of the Heart Ball.  The 20th Annual Affair of the Heart Ball was held Saturday, June 3, at The Grove in Cedar Grove, NJ, and chaired by Joseph E. Parrillo, M.D., Justice Marie L. Garibaldi Endowed Chair; chair, Heart & Vascular Hospital, Hackensack University Medical Center.

"Dr. Landers is very deserving of the Physician of the Year award by the American Heart Association because of his compassion, empathy and sympathy for his patients.  His outstanding knowledge as a cardiologist supports his impressive ability to analyze clinical problems and devise a correct diagnosis and treatment plan," said Dr. Parrillo.

The Heart & Vascular Hospital, Hackensack University Medical Center's "hospital within a hospital" provides a full-range of state-of-the-art invasive and non-invasive services, including electrophysiology studies, a state-designated cardiac catheterization and intervention center, a structural heart disease program performing cutting-edge valve replacement or repair without surgery, an advanced heart failure program offering ventricular assist devices (VADs), and one of the largest cardiac surgery programs in the state. Inpatients and outpatients are treated for all types of cardiac and vascular diseases by an array of specialists—all from one central location. This collaborative, multidisciplinary model allows for more efficient and effective care.

"Congratulations to Dr. Landers for this very deserving, Physician of the Year award by the American Heart Association.  We are proud of the work he has done at the Heart & Vascular Hospital.  Also a job well done for Dr. Parrillo as he has chaired a highly successful Affair of the Heart Ball that raised a record breaking $530,000 for a great cause," said Ihor S. Sawczuk, M.D., president, Hackensack University Medical Center.

The American Heart Association's 2017 Affair of the Heart Ball attracted more than 400 attendees.  The event is a celebration of the mission, passion, work, and life-changing and life-saving achievements of the American Heart Association | American Stroke Association and its remarkable community of volunteer advocates, champions and leaders.  The Affair of the Heart Ball recognizes and celebrates excellence in heart and stroke science, research, health care, treatment and community involvement; innovative and life-changing work that enables people from all walks of life to live healthier, stronger, longer lives. 

Photo Caption: From left to right: David Landers, vice chair, Heart & Vascular Hospital, Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center; Joseph Parrillo, M.D., chair, Justice Marie L. Garibaldi Endowed Chair; chair, Heart & Vascular Hospital, Hackensack University Medical Center; and chair of the 20th Annual Affair of the Heart Ball, American Heart Association.

About Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center, a 775-bed nonprofit teaching and research hospital located in Bergen County, NJ, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state. Founded in 1888 as the county's first hospital, it is now part of one of the largest networks in the state comprised of 28,000 team members and more than 6,000 physicians. Hackensack University Medical Center was listed as the number one hospital in New Jersey in U.S. News & World Report's 2016-17 Best Hospital rankings - maintaining its place atop the NJ rankings since the rating system was introduced. It was also named one of the top four New York Metro Area hospitals. Hackensack University Medical Center is one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more years in a row. Becker's Hospital Review recognized Hackensack University Medical Center as one of the 100 Great Hospitals in America 2017. The medical center is one of the top 25 green hospitals in the country according to Practice Greenhealth, and received 25 Gold Seals of Approval™ by The Joint Commission – more than any other hospital in the country. It was the first hospital in New Jersey and second in the nation to become a Magnet® recognized hospital for nursing excellence; receiving its fifth consecutive designation in 2014. Hackensack University Medical Center has created an entire campus of award-winning care, including: the John Theurer Cancer Center; the Heart & Vascular Hospital; and the Sarkis and Siran Gabrellian Women's and Children's Pavilion, which houses the Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital and Donna A. Sanzari Women's Hospital, which was designed with The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center and listed on the Green Guide's list of Top 10 Green Hospitals in the U.S. Hackensack University Medical Center is the Hometown Hospital of the New York Giants and the New York Red Bulls and is Official Medical Services Provider to The Northern Trust PGA Golf Tournament. It remains committed to its community through fundraising and community events especially the Tackle Kids Cancer Campaign providing much needed research at the Children's Cancer Institute housed at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital. To learn more, visit www.HackensackUMC.org.

 

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